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The Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic has taken over 89,000 American lives since it began only a few months ago. Over 4.6 million people have been infected across the globe. 33 million Americans have lost their jobs since the pandemic began. This is a disaster, and it is the job of Congress and our federal government to […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America sigh as Democrats repeatedly interrupt the start of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in a futile attempt to delay him from joining the court.  They also give John Kerry credit for explaining how President Obama’s failure to enforce the red line over chemical weapons in Syria led to major diplomatic headaches.  And they respond to calls for Meghan McCain to replace her father in the U.S. Senate by saying such seats are not family heirlooms and any family members who wants to serve should have to get elected.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America congratulate the Seattle City Council for letting common sense prevail when they repealed a controversial employee tax. They recoil as GOP primary voters in Virginia nominate Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate and wonder what the real reason is for Mark Sanford’s defeat in South Carolina. They also worry that President Donald Trump may have declared the North Korea nuclear threat over too soon.

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer new poll numbers showing that voters in many states with incumbent Democratic senators overwhelmingly want someone new.  David explains his concern that evangelicals are showing themselves to be hypocrites and damaging their efforts to share the gospel by defending President Trump in every situation.  And they discuss the closing ad from Republican West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship, who uses his 30 seconds to accuse Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of creating jobs for “China people” and labels McConnell himself as “Cocaine Mitch.”

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer will run for the U.S. Senate in North Dakota, and even though he’s not as conservative as we might want him to be, by all accounts Cramer gives the GOP its best chance to defeat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.  Jim also details his frustration with the constant demand for a national conversation on gun laws when so many gun control activists have little grasp of the facts and little idea what the existing laws are.  And they react to Ronan Farrow’s column detailing Donald Trump’s efforts to carry on a months-long affair and keep it a secret, all while he was married to Melania and just months after their son was born.

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Lost with the state of the union last night was the vote earlier in the day in the Senate failing to pass The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act by a vote of 51-46. It required sixty votes to pass. This was to ban abortions after 20 weeks from conception, the point where supposedly a fetus […]

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My internet reading goes all over the place when I read articles, because I am never happy to just be told something; I have to get to the source. I drive my friends and family crazy, because when they tell me something they heard, I always demand a source and they usually don’t know. So […]

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Why Not Senator Kid Rock?

 

The membership of the United States Senate currently includes Al Franken (see photo inset). Additionally, this august body includes Senator Dick Blumenthal, who lied about his Vietnam military service (he had none) and that he was captain of the swim team at Harvard. He wasn’t. Also, there’s Senator Elizabeth Warren who lied about being an American Indian in order to advance her career. It also includes Senator Kamala Harris who started her political career by getting appointed to high-paying boards by her boyfriend, California Assembly Speaker and San Francisco mayor Willie Brown. And then there’s Senator Patty Murray,  who praised Osama Bin Laden for building day care centers and whose college major was … I am not making this up… “recreation.”

And previous senators included Ted Kennedy, elected six times by the people of Massachusets after leaving a woman to drown in his Oldsmobile after drunk-driving off a bridge. Senator Kennedy also notoriously made a “waitress sandwich” with another Senator – Chris Dodd of Connecticut, who was subsequently drummed out of the senate for being on the take with Countrywide mortgage.

Don’t forget Harry Reid, who amassed an enormous personal wealth of untold millions of dollars through his connections to the mafia, while hardly working a day of his life in the private sector. Harry also praised then-Senator President Barack Obama for not having a “negro accent.”

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In 2018, Republicans can reverse the debacle of the 2012 Senate election. After that, they’re likely to hold the Senate for many years, or until there’s a major shakeup to the political system. Congressional politics have gone national and most states are red. Poor turnout among Democrats for midterm elections digs the Dem hole even deeper. […]

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A Patriot Says Farewell

 

I’ve mentioned in the past that Oklahoma’s Tom Coburn is far and away my favorite member of the United States Senate. Senator Coburn retired this year, giving up his seat a few years early partially because of a fight with cancer. Last week, he took to the Senate floor to give his farewell speech. It’s longer than most YouTube fodder, but well worth your time. You can start around the 7:00 mark for the real meat of the remarks (though you’ll miss Cory Booker playing schoolmarm early in the proceedings). This voice will be missed in the upper chamber: